Logan Betts should buy a lottery ticket. But more about that later.
The Family Gateway’s Gateway to Opportunity patron party on Tuesday, October 9, in Neiman Marcus NorthPark’s shoe salon turned into a family affair. Luncheon Co-Chairs Gina Betts and Lisa Cooley were surrounded by their kids. Lisa had gal power with daughter-in-law Bela Cooley and Ciara Cooley, who was taking a momentary break from finals. As a NorthPark ambassador Lisa had arranged for the get together with a Neiman Marcus gift certificate as the evening’s raffle prize.
On the other hand, Gina brought guy muscle with husband Ken Betts and son Logan, who was offering luncheon raffle tickets. As Ken directed Logan to some new arrivals for possible purchase, Gina in black leather slacks laughed saying Logan was determined to sell the most chances. One person bought 60 tickets from Logan.
Logan’s brother Jack Betts was a no-show, but he had a good excuse. He was checking out Dartmouth for his future studies.
Another family present was Family Gateway client Shanjula Harris and her 20-year-old daughter Susporiea Harris. They were having a great time. Susporiea admitted that many times she was mistaken for a teenager.
Despite the rainy evening, guests braved the wet stuff with an added incentive of winning a $1,500 shopping spree in the shoe salon. Anyone who checked in had their name dropped in the bowl.
But as guests like NorthPark Luxury Ambassador Kimberly Whitman, Family Gateway CEO Ellen Magnis, Anne Davidson with Mark Porter, Corinne Iadonisi, Meredith Marceau, Bill Griffin and NM associates Tony Mata and Jason Sherard drew around, Logan was given the honors of pulling the winning ticket. He looked a bit amazed. He had drawn his own name. Being ever the Betts gentleman, he put his name back in the pot and drew a second name. It was Susporiea. When last seen, Susporiea was checking out the Gucci sneakers.
Who knows? Perhaps she found the perfect footwear for the luncheon with Earvin “Magic” Johnson as the keynote speaker on Friday, October 19.